Erskine Hawkins

Born 26 July 1914. Died 11 November 1993
Erskine Hawkins
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1914-07-26
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Erskine Hawkins

Erskine Hawkins Biography (Wikipedia)

Erskine Ramsay Hawkins (July 26, 1914 – November 11, 1993) was an American trumpeter and big band leader from Birmingham, Alabama, dubbed "The 20th Century Gabriel". He is most remembered for composing the jazz standard "Tuxedo Junction" (1939) with saxophonist and arranger Bill Johnson. The song became a popular hit during World War II, rising to No. 7 nationally (version by the Erskine Hawkins Orchestra) and to No. 1 nationally (version by the Glenn Miller Orchestra). Vocalists who were featured with Erskine's orchestra include Ida James, Delores Brown, and Della Reese. Hawkins was named after Alabama industrialist Erskine Ramsay.

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Tuxedo Junction
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Tuxedo Junction
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Tuxedo Junction
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Tuxedo Junction

Tuxedo Junction

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Hawkins, Erskine And His Orch
Erskine Hawkins
Shipyard Ramble
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Shipyard Ramble
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Whispering Grass
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Whispering Grass
Erskine Hawkins
Swing Out
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Swing Out
Erskine Hawkins
Big John's Special
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Big John's Special
Erskine Hawkins
After Hours
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After Hours
Erskine Hawkins
Wrap your troubles in dreams
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Wrap your troubles in dreams
Erskine Hawkins
Uproar Shout
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Uproar Shout
Erskine Hawkins
Satan Does the Rumbha
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Satan Does the Rumbha
Bobby Smith
There's Good Blues Tonight
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There's Good Blues Tonight

There's Good Blues Tonight

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Bobby Smith
Jimmy Mitchell
Jimmy Phipps
Ray Hogan
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